15,860 meters of altitude and 608 kilometers lie between Lake Resia and Arco. Some 'old Transalp hares' will perhaps notice a small compression here. Compared to the average of previous years, the 2022 route has about 2,000 vertical meters and 200 kilometers less. But that doesn't change anything in the least about the demands or the attractiveness of the stage race. On the contrary: It additionally increases the experience factor, holds exciting novelties and also brings some advantages.
The comparatively short opening stage from Lake Resia to Zernez, for example, offers the ideal conditions for switching from everyday to Transalp mode without stress and getting in the mood for the highlights ahead. Already on the second day it's a matter of 1,900 meters of altitude at a stretch. From Prad, it's 48 hairpin bends up to the famous racing bike classic Stilfserjoch - here your heart will blossom and your lungs will burn. The disgustingly steep, but breathtakingly beautiful Mortirolo also demands bite and tenacity, but at the same time gives unforgettable moments in the midst of the panoramic Alpine landscape. Even the lesser-known giant among the mountain roads, the Goletto di Cadino, pushes itself once again on the sixth day between the glowing road bike and the much longed for finish line. Here, 1,600 meters of climbing are once again to be scaled with the last reserves of strength. These efforts are rewarded with a magnificent panoramic all-round view.
The TOUR Transalp 2022 offers a maximum of experience and the opportunity to enter new territory in a compressed space. Thus, already the starting location at the Reschensee with a view of the sunken tower in Graun provides not only something new, but also a very special ambience. Another unknown stage location of the TOUR Transalp: Castione della Presolana at the gates of Bergamo. This municipality offers the opportunity to explore a region still undiscovered by the TOUR Transalp. Icing on the cake: Into this unknown area leads a spectacular pass, the Passo Vivione, which is one of the absolute route highlights in 2022.
The TOUR Transalp 2022 offers all cyclists an unforgettable experience with postcard landscapes of the Alps, with breathtaking but also energy-sapping pass roads and their exhilarating descents, with the desire and the frustration, with sweat and adrenaline, with highs and lows: All these components make the TOUR Transalp an unforgettable experience.
All information about the route with detailed descriptions as well as altitude profiles can be found here.